Parent eNews CMS Weekly

Sunday, January 26, 2020 (Week #23)

What's Happening This Week At CMS?

Principals’ Weekly Update: Week #23: January 27-31, 2020

Our Student Athletes Speak About Their Recent Games Against Oak Middle School...

CMS Wins Over Oak Middle School
CMS Battles Hard But Loses To Oak Middle School

Parents & Guardians:

This week officially marks the beginning of Term #3. The first half of the year has flown by quickly. For your planning purposes, Term #2 grades will be available in the Parent Portal on Friday, January 31st at 10:00 a.m. If you have any questions about how to access the Parent Portal, please contact Mrs. Andre at

We have a very busy week ahead, so let's get right into it. Wishing everyone a wonderful week.

Go Grizzlies!

Dean W. Packard


Phone: 5082481423 Ext. 1102


For a deeper look into what’s happening at CMS jump on our social media platforms!

Twitter: @CMS_Grizzlies (Please follow us for day-to-day information)

Instagram: CharltonMiddleSchool (Please follow us for day-to-to information)

YouTube: Dean Packard (Covers videos from Charlton Middle School)

Upcoming Events

Monday, January 27th

- Term #3 Begins

- STUCO Spirit Day Theme: PJ Day

- 5th & 6th Grade Principal's Advisory Board 2:30-3:30 p.m. (sign up below if you are interested)

Tuesday, January 28th

- B&G Basketball at Whitcomb Middle School 3:30 p.m. (Girls first)

- Intramurals 2:30-3:30 p.m. (Gym)

- STUCO Spirit Day Theme: Out of the Ordinary Day: Wear 2 of the following: fun socks, crazy hair, mismatched clothes, backward clothes.

Wednesday, January 29th

- Ski Club Mount Wachusett

- STUCO Spirit Day Theme: Fandom Day (wear anything you are a fan of)

- B&G Basketball Home vrs Trottier Middle School 3:30 p.m. (Girls first)

- LifeTouch Yearbook Group Photos

Thursday, January 30th

- B&G Basketball Dudley Middle School 3:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. (Girls first)

- STUCO Spirit Day Theme: Beach Day

- 5th Grade Chorus & Band Concert 6:30-8:00 p.m. (Auditorium)

Friday, January 31st

- Coffee & Conversation 9:30 a.m. Parents & Guardians welcome to attend (Cafeteria)

- STUCO Spirit Day Theme: Grade Color Day (8 is black, 7 is blue, 6 is green and 5th is red)

- Report Cards Open on Parent Portal 10:00 a.m. Term #2 Grades

- Show Choir Central Mass Competition at Shepherd Hill

School News:

5th Grade Chorus & Band Concert

Thursday, January 30, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.

Come join us to see our 5th graders perform in their first middle school concert. I'm sure it will be a great night of fun and memories. Hope to see you there.

Coffee & Conversation Friday, January 31st at 9:30 a.m

Please feel free to join us for this open forum to discuss school-related topics. All parents and guardians are welcome to attend. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Packard at

Order Your Yearbook Soon...

Yearbook Information:

If you have questions, please e-mail Mrs. Kasierski at

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Term #2 Grades Will Be Available On The Parent Portal On The Following Date:

Friday, January 31, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.

News From Our Parent Teacher Organization:

PTO News

Box Tops

Send in your Box Tops! Scan your receipt or cut them out and send them in with your students! We count on your donations to help with our fundraising efforts. Every little bit helps our students and schools to put on amazing amazing student events!

News From Our Music Parents Association:

Show your school spirit and support of the Music Programs at CMS. Purchase a T-shirt at CMS Music Program Fundraiser from now until Thursday, February 5, 2020!

All funds raised will go directly to Charlton Middle School Music Parents Association.

Shirts will be delivered to your student on Monday, February 24, 2020

Have questions? Contact us at

Amazon Smile: Support the CMSMPA without leaving your home! Shop through Amazon Smile and a portion of your total will go directly to the CMSMPA. Click here or simply go to from your computer or mobile device and select Charlton Middle School Music Parents Association as your chosen non-profit!

Please join us as we continue to plan programs and raise funds for our Music Programs.

Concert Attire

Is your child in need of proper concert attire for Chorus and Band performances? If so, please reach out to the Music Parents Association at with their current dress, pants, top, and shoe sizes.

***Information will be kept fully confidential.***

Also if you have ANY formal concert attire that you'd like to donate, the CMSMPA has Board members who are willing to accept donations. We will wash, dry, iron, and hang any donations to have ready to share with a fellow student for their big night!

Parent Resource Section:

CMS’ Asbestos Notification:

To View Click Asbestos Notification at Charlton Middle School

Support Services:

Mr. Packard: Principal

Mr. Olson: Assistant Principal

Mary Solomita: Team Chair (Special Education)

Mrs. Dragon Guidance: Grades 5&6

Mr. Daley Guidance: Grades 7&8

Mrs. Wildes: School Psychologist

Mrs. Aberle: Speech Pathologist

School Nurse:

Mrs. Harrington

CMS’ Lunch Information

Did you know CMS offers a quick breakfast? Click below to access menu options:

Menu Options

Free & Reduced Lunch Information:

Free & Reduced Lunch Information

WIC Information & Project Bread: WIC Information

School Asbestos Information: CMS' Asbestos Notification

Parent Health Education Information & Opt Out Policy: Important Health Curriculum Information

Student Handbook Information 2019-2020: Student Handbook

Marking Terms:

Term #1: August 27th - November 1st

Term #2: November 4th – January 24th

Term #3: January 27th – April 3rd

Term #4: April – Through day 180

School Phone: 508-248-1423

District & School Calendar 2019-2020: District Calendar

District Website: District Website

CMS’ Website: CMS' Website

Parent Teacher Organization Website: PTO Website

Stay Informed on PTO happenings with REMIND

Join today

PTO class code is @f63k69

This link is for Charlton Middle School students only

Music Parents Association Website: Music Parents Association Website

Yearbook Information:

If you have questions, please e-mail Mrs. Kasierski at

Online yearbooks: code: 41

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Click here to place your order for our Yearbook. Use code 41 to complete the process.

S.O.S. Screening 7th Grade Students (Signs of Suicide)

Click here for information pertaining to our state's S.O.S. screening platform.

S.B.I.R.T. Information Grade 7 Students

Click here to access information pertaining to Screening, Brief Intervention & Referral to Treatment.

Parent Feedback Form Term #2

This is the final week of this survey. If you have more than one student, please feel free to complete it twice or more.

Principal's Advisory Group 5th & 6th Grade Students

If you would like your child to take part in this leadership opportunity, please complete the enclosed information. Our first meeting date will be Monday, January 27, 2020 2:30-3:30 p.m.

CMS' Daily Announcements

Click here to access our daily announcements. Please check back frequently as we always update throughout the week.